Meet Vincent the Chin (Chinchilla). Vincent the Chin is based on a mobster named Vincent Gigante, who feigned mental illness for decades to camouflage his position as one of the nation’s most influential and dangerous Mafia leaders. The guise that he adopted in the mid-1960’s took considerable effort to maintain. He could often be seen shuffling around his Greenwich Village neighborhood in pajamas, bathrobe and slippers, mumbling to himself and appearing to be a disturbed but harmless person. Law-enforcement agents, prosecutors and Mafia defectors described his behavior as a staged performance calculated to evade prosecution for his activities as head of a crime family that under his leadership became the wealthiest and most powerful in the nation. His behavior won him the nickname Oddfather, died in federal prison in 2005, he was 77.